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by Hardrada55
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

Re: Caliber Conversion

I'm an oddball, but I've always thought it would be interesting to chamber a Model 8 in one of the Niedner cartridges, either .22 Rimless Niedner Magnum or, my fav, 6mm Rimless Niedner Magnum. Both based on the .25 Remington case. A barrel would be the problem. https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine...
by Hardrada55
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 4198

Re: New member

What caliber? .300 Savage, i'd guess by the "thumper" remark.
by Hardrada55
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

Re: Caliber Conversion

I always thought I would like a Remington Autoloader in .401. Rim diameter is .457.
by Hardrada55
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first custom 81
Replies: 3
Views: 3403

Re: My first custom 81

Oh, I saw those and was very impressed, especially with the FN they had for sale, though I bet yours is unique in the world.
by Hardrada55
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 3471

Re: My first Model 8

That's an amazing find and purchase for your first Model 8. Be wary, it probably won't be your last one. Henwood says that standard stock was 13 3/4 inches but that deluxe grade rifles would be had with stocks made to measure.
by Hardrada55
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 18274

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

I so wanted to be there...maybe next October?
by Hardrada55
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 4721

Re: Surprise

What a shame....put a Noske on it!
by Hardrada55
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 Pricing?
Replies: 10
Views: 9209

Re: FN 1900 Pricing?

Only 4900 of these FN 1900s were made...

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by Hardrada55
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: 141 transition
Replies: 9
Views: 10766

Re: 141 transition

That's wonderful looking....I know I would be proud to own that piece....
by Hardrada55
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 16 info
Replies: 4
Views: 4940

Re: Remington Model 16 info

My Model 16.

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by Hardrada55
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 16 info
Replies: 4
Views: 4940

Remington Model 16 info

I need some info on the Remington Model 16 semi-auto .22 (which was only chambered in the .22 Remington Auto cartridge). The Remington Model 16 is supposed to be a take-down, but how do you do the take-down? Anyone have one of these?
by Hardrada55
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: my new 8
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Re: my new 8

I was skeptical at first glance, but the more I looked at the pictures, the more I believe that the metal on your gun is all original finish. At least the pictures look right to me. I don't see any glaring "errors". I appears to be the right color. Wow, 1917! My only concern is the color of the wood...
by Hardrada55
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916
Replies: 5
Views: 4724

Re: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916

Very interesting historically significant firearm. I would love to know the circumstances of the capture.
by Hardrada55
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins
Replies: 4
Views: 3966

Re: Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins

Maine's a very cool place generally. I imagine that I could walk north into the forest north of Old Town and come out when I hit the tundra, and never run into another person. A little bit of an exaggeration, but not much...
by Hardrada55
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins
Replies: 4
Views: 3966

Old Newspaper article on Model 8 and Erick Hutchins

Found this old newpaper article from Old Town Maine about the Model 8.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pa ... %2C4496275
by Hardrada55
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 18274

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

I'll be there, where ever it is we meet...
by Hardrada55
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: model 8 #106
Replies: 12
Views: 7644

Re: model 8 #106

Very sweet rifle.....
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: howdy guys
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Re: howdy guys

Welcome to the forum. Keep us posted on your impressions when you get to shoot that Krieger conversion!
by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A great site for a new intrest
Replies: 14
Views: 5817

Re: A great site for a new intrest

Hey Tim, Wonderful to have you on this great site. You're going to be one of the very people who make this site worth coming too. I know many folks would like very much to see some of your Adirondack hunting pictures someday, if you care to share them. Many know how famous and important historically...
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone heard of a Model 8 in .308?
Replies: 1
Views: 1938

Re: Anyone heard of a Model 8 in .308?

Way too many unanswered questions about this one. It's a Model 8. If they just re-chambered from .30 Remington to .308, did they do anything to the springs? How about the bolt face, .308 shouldn't work with the .30 Remington bolt face. The bolt might hold the cartridge correctly if it was originally...
by Hardrada55
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1934 Model 8 in 35 Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 3442

Re: 1934 Model 8 in 35 Remington

That is sweet! Does the barrel spring still squeak when you open the action?
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .505 Gibbs semi-auto
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

.505 Gibbs semi-auto

Vigilance Rifles VR-1 in .505 Gibbs...... May be a little large for most North American game...I want one but don't have $10K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBh9J1YZzZY
by Hardrada55
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Did you guys see this one on GB?
Replies: 3
Views: 2995

Re: Did you guys see this one on GB?

I think its beautifully stocked with a weird amalgam of checkered forearm and uncheckered buttstock. Looks like higher grade wood with a cap on the pistol grip. Stock has a metal disc set in bottom of stock and "cheeks" and the bottom tang butt plate which make me think it's a factory butt stock, bu...
by Hardrada55
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New owner
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Re: New owner

Really glad to have you on the forum. This is such a good place to learn about these guns.
by Hardrada55
Thu May 29, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Re: New Guy

Really glad you decided to start posting, welcome to the board and thanks for the pictures. You have some very interesting projects going. When you get the .25-35 finished, you'll sure have a prime piece that many will be covetous of.
by Hardrada55
Sat May 17, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New member....35 cal. 81....what model is it?
Replies: 14
Views: 8100

Re: New member....35 cal. 81....what model is it?

We really need to see some pictures to do a good job evaluating what you have. Is there any engraving on the metal? The sling rewinding into the stock sounds very French to me. I think that is a feature of French shotguns of the period.
by Hardrada55
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Southern Kalifornia
Replies: 2
Views: 2074

Re: Greetings from Southern Kalifornia

Welcome P38buff! Sounds like you're well on your way to experiencing one of the great firearms genius JMB"s greatest creations (in our humble opinions), the Remington autoloading rifle. Please keep us posted and don't be stingy with the pictures. My dad owned two Model 97s which he used to chase blu...
by Hardrada55
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 7959

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

My impression is that "back in the day" people were hunting game with calibers which we now would consider to be inadequate. Today, we expect to kill an animal with one shot, often from some kind of stand. The whole idea of the Model 8 was 4 or 5 fast shots. I have seen several references in the sal...
by Hardrada55
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 forum
Replies: 12
Views: 7550

Re: Hello Model 8 forum

Welcome to the forum, Joe.
by Hardrada55
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 5335

Re: New Member with a Model 81

Hey Fred, Welcome to the forum! I'm sure your latest acquisition will surely bring some interesting comments on the firing line. Good Luck! and let us see some pix soon. W
by Hardrada55
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: John Henwood's book
Replies: 5
Views: 3398

Re: John Henwood's book

Thanks Roger, He also says he has a 8 (or 81?) in 7.62x39. Which I think is a very interesting conversion. I asked him to post pictures and tell us about it.
by Hardrada55
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Jack London 1916
Replies: 3
Views: 4075

Jack London 1916

Picture seen in the Sunday NYT book review section today.

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by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Merry Christmas to all of you
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Re: Merry Christmas to all of you

Many wonderful holiday greetings to you and we wish you a Merry Christmas! Let's see some pix of this new purchase of yours!
by Hardrada55
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Great Model 8 Merry Christmas!
Replies: 17
Views: 11973

Re: A Great Model 8 Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My Great Model 8 - 101 year old pride & joy.
Replies: 5
Views: 4208

Re: My Great Model 8 - 101 year old pride & joy.

Love those old 'uns. How's it shoot?
by Hardrada55
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)
Replies: 13
Views: 8622

Re: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)

I really like my .30 caliber Remington Model 8 and was disappointed when they stopped manufacture of .30 in (was it?) 1997. I like the .30 Rem "Accelerator" idea. My own "pet" would be a Remington Model 8 chambering the 6mm Niedner Rimless Magnum cartridge, which was .25 Rem necked down to 6mm. I've...
by Hardrada55
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Had to put hunting partner down today
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: Had to put hunting partner down today

I know what you're going through. Hang in there. The pain never really goes away, but it gets manageable. Don't ever forget that you did the right thing by her.
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: This isn't mine....
Replies: 0
Views: 1656

This isn't mine....

But it might be someone's "cup of tea".

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread. ... owning-BPS
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: *************** CONTEST ***************
Replies: 32
Views: 16023

Re: *************** CONTEST ***************

My first Model 8, bought it at a gunshow in Abilene Texas about 1993, repaired by a Hutchins gun repair in Old Town, Maine shortly thereafter. The checkering is almost completely worn smooth.

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by Hardrada55
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Barrel Switch Out?
Replies: 9
Views: 4634

Re: Barrel Switch Out?

Anybody know of a conversion to 6.8 SPC yet?
by Hardrada55
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Barrel Switch Out?
Replies: 9
Views: 4634

Re: Barrel Switch Out?

Bolt head is different..
by Hardrada55
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 in slow motion
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

Re: Model 8 in slow motion

Wow....slo mo "double shuffle". That's what you call, looooong recoil.
by Hardrada55
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Strange 35Rem ammo?
Replies: 5
Views: 3863

Re: Strange 35Rem ammo?

From the website Municion. General Don Gonzalo had a Remington 8 or 81 and had some ammo whipped up for it back in '45. Made out of 8mm Mauser cartridges. El primer lote fabricado en España de este cartucho fue en 1945 por encargo del General D.Gonzalo Queipo de Llano. En España estos cartuchos se d...
by Hardrada55
Thu May 23, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: FRANK HAMER'S RIFLE - VIDEO
Replies: 8
Views: 5289

Re: FRANK HAMER'S RIFLE - VIDEO

Thank you for this.... it's a very good video with lots of interesting information. I enjoyed it.
by Hardrada55
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Pointed bullets .25, .30 and .35 Remington
Replies: 1
Views: 2599

Pointed bullets .25, .30 and .35 Remington

I was looking on the IAA website and their collection of catalogs. I discovered in the Remington 1911-12 catalog that Remington used to offer "pointed bullets" in their .25 Remington, .30 Remington and .35 Remington cartridges. I knew about the .25 Remington with the .101 grain pointed bullet (M.V. ...
by Hardrada55
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book
Replies: 5
Views: 4513

Re: Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book

Briggs engraved 8F grade .32 caliber rifle is same one shown in close-up on page 104 of Henwood's book. Note the unusual folding cocking knob.
by Hardrada55
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Replies: 1
Views: 1780

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